Accession Number : AD1040754


Title :   PROACTIVE DEFENSE FOR EVOLVING SUPPLY CHAIN COUNTERFEITING


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE, AIR UNIVERSITY MAXWELL AFB United States


Personal Author(s) : BLAIR,MICHAEL J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1040754.pdf


Report Date : 01 Dec 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 49


Abstract : The past decade has seen an increase in the development of proactive cyber defense methods that focus on anticipated future attack strategies and are integrated into the cyber defense designs. The historic co-evolution of the attacker (counterfeiter) and defender (USAF) provide a conceptual understanding on how policy has failed to adequately reduce the security risks that counterfeit electronic parts present to advanced weapon systems. The first part of this study provides the background and history of counterfeit electronics within the Unites States Department of Defense (DOD). The second part of the study provides the current political, economic, social, technological and military analyses on electronic counterfeiting threats, risks and mitigation strategies associated with this phenomenon. The research concludes with a discussion on why the following four recommendations are needed to effectively mitigate the threat and associated risks: (1) Increase funding to ensure anti-counterfeiting practices are built into weapon system designs and manufacturing; (2) Support the reclassification and treatment of counterfeit electronics as a cyber-security insider threat; (3) Increase threat awareness for leaders to effectively implement deterrence policy and strategies; (4) Develop a proactive anti-counterfeiting framework that leverages predictive analytics modeling and computational criminology.


Descriptors :   electronic components , supply chain management , risk management , security , weapon systems , military equipment


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE